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Samoa Telecommunications Profile 2018

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 7,192
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 4 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 134,619
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 68 (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: most households have at least one mobile phone; all businesses in the greater Apia area have access to broadband and Wi-Fi, which is reasonably reliable and fast, but relatively expensive; in rural Upolu and on Savaii Island there is limited availability of high speed Internet and Wi-Fi; Samoa recently completed the installation of a National Broadband Highway that will provide fiber optic data services and 4G LTE cellular data speeds to the entire country; 4G LTE data speeds are operative and commercially available to limited areas; 3G Internet accessibility from cellular devices is currently available nationwide (2017)
domestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity roughly 70 telephones per 100 persons (2016)
international: country code - 685; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean) (2015)
Broadcast mediastate-owned TV station privatized in 2008; 4 privately owned television broadcast stations; about a half-dozen privately owned radio stations and one state-owned radio station; TV and radio broadcasts of several stations from American Samoa are available (2009)
Internet country code.ws
Internet userstotal: 58,508
percent of population: 29.4% (July 2016 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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